Watch: Lady Gaga attends the VMAs as male alter ego Jo Calderone

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Lady Gaga was slated to open the 2011 Video Music Awards, but she failed to appear. Instead, her male alter ego, "Jo Calderone," showed up in her place and stayed for the rest of the ceremony. In case you missed it, Gaga as a dude looks like a cross between Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid and Ralph Macchio in My Cousin Vinny. In other words, Gaga looks better in meat dresses than in drag.

Watch her bizarro monolog and subsequent performance. She/he later introduced a Britney Spears tribute (another mystery in and of itself) and even accepted an award on behalf of Lady G herself. Awkwardness ensued.